Though there will be darkness, joy will come in the morning. Though there will be hard and difficult times, they will not last forever but will pass in time. These difficult and trying times will not be worth comparing to the glory that will be revealed in and through you as you are continually changed and transformed little by little, day by day. (1)
Though there is discomfort, and even pain, there is also an awakening and birthing happening within you to set you free from limits of the past, and enable you to walk in new levels of maturity, competency, activity, and leadership in all the things I have called you to pursue.
Though there will be times of confusion, I will guide you through them. These difficult and confusing times may last longer than you want, longer than you think they should, but nevertheless I will guide you through them, and they will not continue forever. I am the author and perfecter of your faith, life, path, and destiny in me, and none of these things can be changed or swayed, for I have set them in motion, and they will surely be accomplished at the time I have scheduled them to be completed. (2)
While you are required to persevere day after day, year after year, know I have the end in mind, and am working all things out for your good, in your time of blessing soon to come. Let me encourage you today to walk by faith, not by sight. Continue to put one foot in front of the other as you move forward in the direction I have called you to. Though you will not always know or understand everything fully, know and trust I am guiding and shepherding you to the place I have for you, because this is my desire, and this is my will for you and for your life. (3)
(1) Psalm 30:5, 2 Corinthians 4:17, 2 Corinthians 3:18
(2) Psalm 5:8, Psalm 32:8, Hebrews 12:2, Habakkuk 2:3
(3) Romans 8:28, 2 Corinthians 5:7, Proverbs 16:9, John 10:11